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Gluten-Free Bagels ... online source?

ipsedixit Feb 18, 2008 01:28 PM

I'd like to bring a friend some gluten-free bagels when I go and visit.

Is there a good online source that someone can recommend?

Did a search and came up with this http://www.chowhound.com/topics/376826

Google also provided some links, but I'd appreciate hearing from any experiences that Chowhounds may have had, either personally or not.


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    ESNY RE: ipsedixit Feb 18, 2008 02:16 PM

    I can't attest to these personally but I do know people that have ordered from here for special occassions and have given positive reviews. Definitely doesn't look too affordable but i have no measure of comparision


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      ChefDude RE: ipsedixit Feb 18, 2008 03:42 PM

      Is a gluten-free bagel still a bagel? or is it just some cheap (but expensive) imitation trying to make itself look like a bagel?
      Why not bring something nice that's naturally gluten-free?

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        ipsedixit RE: ChefDude Feb 18, 2008 06:19 PM

        When the recipient in question specifically asks for bagels ... you have little choice.

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          ChefDude RE: ipsedixit Feb 18, 2008 07:31 PM

          Understood. And good luck with that. What's your friend's issue with gluten?

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            ipsedixit RE: ChefDude Feb 18, 2008 07:47 PM


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              ChefDude RE: ipsedixit Feb 18, 2008 07:52 PM

              Sucks for your friend.
              But part of every bagel is gluten free - the hole!

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                goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Feb 18, 2008 08:10 PM

                ipse...one major problem with ordering gluten-free baked goods long distance is that they're always shipped frozen. so even products that may be decent when fresh lose some quality in transit.

                the sensitive baker in culver city does GF bagels - at least that's a local place where you can pick up fresh as opposed to frozen. however, i can't vouch for the quality. i've only ever tried the breadsticks & muffins, neither of which were all that impressive. but other people seem to like their stuff, so maybe the bagels will be okay.

                you're a good friend to do this.

        2. jroxybabe19 RE: ipsedixit Feb 19, 2008 05:41 AM

          Do you have a Henry's or Wholefoods grocery store by you? Maybe they have some there and you can ship it? I know you cant order it online but if i'm in the store I will check it out!

          1. Emme RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2008 01:01 AM

            are you visiting somewhere near enough to LA that you could pick some up from here? i know there are GF bagels at the Lo-Carb U Mart on Melrose just east of Vine/Rossmore...

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              ipsedixit RE: Emme Feb 20, 2008 07:46 AM

              I could probably pick some up from LA ... but are they any good at Lo-Carb U Mart?

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                jroxybabe19 RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2008 09:42 AM

                If she is recommending it then they probably ok. Dont take it the wrong way, but they are imitation bagels, they can only be so close to the real thing.

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                  Emme RE: jroxybabe19 Feb 20, 2008 12:08 PM

                  they're "gluten free" but for those of us with adjusted taste buds they're a decent substitute... when you know you're not eating the real thing, your expectations have to shift a bit...

            2. anonymoose RE: ipsedixit Feb 21, 2008 08:03 AM

              http://www.kinnikinnick.com/ makes all sorts of gluten-free items including bagels that can be ordered online. Not sure about the taste though, sorry. I've only tried some of their muffins and cookies.

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                goodhealthgourmet RE: anonymoose Feb 21, 2008 08:18 AM

                i tried one bite of a kinnickinnick hamburger bun and immediately threw the entire bag into the trash. i don't imagine their bagels are a much more successful endeavor.

                if you absolutely must buy the packaged frozen stuff, the ones from enjoy life foods are probably the least offensive...WFM, wild oats, rainbow natural foods [and i think erewhon] all carry them.

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